WAUSEON, Ohio — A northwest Ohio judge has added neon green T-shirts to his sentencing repertoire. Western District Court Judge Jeff Robinson in Fulton County is requiring some defendants to wear shirts announcing "I'm a thief" while they perform court-ordered community service.
The judge said public punishment can serve as a deterrent, especially during tough economic times when theft crimes seem to rise.
The shirts have mainly been ordered for convicted shoplifters. At least one defendant offered to pay a stiffer fine instead.
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